Hap Hairston, the no-nonsense editor of impulsive tabloid columnist Mike McAlary.
Two-time Tony nominee Vance earned critical acclaim for his performances in 1987’s Fences and 1990’s Six Degrees of Separation. He’s also well-known for his five-year run on NBC’s Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Other Honors for This Role:
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance Award
1987: Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play, Fences
1991: Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play, Six Degrees of Separation
In 2009, Vance and his wife, actress Angela Bassett, co-wrote an autobiographical book about their relationship called Friends: A Love Story.
“I was completely at sea. I didn’t know what I had entered into. George [C. Wolfe] always said, there’s an easy version of this play, and we’re not doing it. It’s storytelling, but it’s active storytelling. George was always talking about making sure that whatever energy happened, you have to take that energy and use it to propel you into the next scene. We really had to depend on him to tell us what this world was and how we remained active in it.” —Vance in an interview with Broadway.com, 4/13